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I am moving from Canada to Pakistan and recently bought a TV on sale. It is a LG LED smart TV (model 55LB6100). It supports multiple voltages so I know it will work, but will I be able to watch cable TV since this model only supports ATSC/NTSC? Are there NTSC/PAL converters available?
Alternatively, will digital TV services like NayaTel, World Call and PTCL Smart TV work?
I have similar but Samsung Plasma TV (Canadian model with NTSC tuner). On analog cable, I had used a Dany Tuner Device (available for around Rs. 1800) and used the VGA input of the TV. Unfortunately I couldn't find this Dany TV tuner device with HDMI out. Later I switched to Nayatel and their HD box had HDMI out so now the TV is working on HDMI.
Since your TV doesn't have a VGA input, I think you will have to use AV as input (if you use this Dany TV tuning device) or if you use Nayatel, you may use HDMI input of the TV.
PAL to NTSC converters are hard to find here and most of them will convert PAL AV to NTSC AV (Audio/Video, not RF). You actually need to convert RF PAL to RF NTSC. Remember that any converter will further degrade the signal.
There may be some hidden setting if you are able to get into service menu of the TV. Most manufacturers use universal tuners but lock the functionality to some region specific requirement.
With such a high end and big smart tv, the analog cable will be a horrible idea. Better get a Nayatel connection if you plan to settle in Islamabad or some kind of dish antenna.